Yesterday, as I was running I had Nephew Dawson on my mind much of the time. It really helped me to get thru those miles. Then, as I approached ‘the hill’ that everyone dreads at about mile 10 there were these words on one sign that said, ‘COURAGE’ and then shortly after that a sign that said, ‘STRENGTH’!
Dawson has been using this verse before he goes into his procedures to get him through it. Joshua 1:9 I command you-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you! This has somewhat became the motto as we all sport it written on our hand to remind us to pray! Corvan saw this verse written on Dawson’s hand in a picture , went to the bible,looked it up and came back with a marker to write it on each of our hands too.
So, as I approached this ‘hill’ and seeing these signs, it was an amazing inspiration. I said Joshua 1:9 in my head as I climbed that never ending hill. My running partner said to me afterwards as I left her behind as I started climbing, “I couldn’t believe it, the strength that came over you, IT WAS POWERFUL!” Yah, well I had that baby boy in my head and it PUSHED ME!
Dawson, I love this darling and he needs a healing. We are believing for that, Sha keeps us updated on her blog. Right now we are waiting for results from some procedures he had in San Francisco which is hours away from their home.
Justin and Shauna have great insurance along with a good job and we are so grateful for this. The expenses of driving back and forth and being away from their home accumulates extra expenses. Us sister’s wanted to help her out in a way we could do in a long distance fashion (even though I wish I was there caring for her babes as she has to leave) We are also so grateful for the people that share in helping with the kiddoes. So grateful.
We set up a paypal account if you would like to donate to their expenses go to her blog and it’s as easy as pushing the ‘donate button’ and you are able to do so. Shauna and Justin walk with the Lord in a big faith filled way! We believe the Lord will carry them thru no matter what, even monetarily, this is something that can help ease a little bit of the concern. We want this family to be able to stay together as much as they possibly can and it takes money to do it. SO, if you feel so inclined…..http://www.theevergrowingvaughanfamily.blogspot.com just push the donate button and you will be able to do that.
Thank you so!